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  1. Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: 1776 Pocketbook

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    Karin Fielding describes a vibrant needlework pocketbook made by young Elizabeth Fellows in 1776. The piece, done in a flame-stitch pattern, includes a delicate length of handmade tape, used to close…

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    • Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Portrait of Albert G. Gilman

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      With his wife Karin looking on, Jonathan Fielding describes A. Ellis’s painting of Albert G. Gilman, made in 1831. Only 15 portraits by Ellis are now known to exist and many of those are in…

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      • Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Sheldon Peck Portrait

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        Jonathan Fielding talks about an untitled portrait painted in the 1820s by Sheldon Peck. The painting was uncovered in 1997 by the popular Antiques Roadshow television series. Peck, an itinerant artist…

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        • Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Collecting

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          Jonathan and Karin Fielding talk about what they collect and why and their interest in the pieces with respect to how they were made and how they were used. Their focus: American ingenuity manifested…

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          • Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Portrait of the Caverly Family

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            Standing in his kitchen at home, Jonathan Fielding talks about the Caverly family painting hanging on the wall. The beloved piece, by Joseph S. Davis, painted in the early 1836, is rich with detail,…

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            • Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Tall Case Clock

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              Jonathan Fielding, at home, discusses his Tall Case Clock, ca. 1820, by Riley Whiting of Winchester, Conn. While Whiting painted the face and made the works, in fact, says Fielding, someone else…

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              • One-Minute Meditations: Jungle Garden (top of water cascade)

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                A meditative minute in the Jungle Garden.

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                • One-Minute Meditations: Children's Garden (marble jets)

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                  A meditative minute in the Helen and Peter Bing Children's Garden.

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                  • Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting

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                    June Li, co-curator of the exhibition “Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints,” explains how the “Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting” (ca.…

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                    • LOOK>> Spelling Slips

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                      With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. In this installment, we look at "Criss Cross Spellings Slips,"…

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                      • LOOK>> A Printed Fan

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                        With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. In this piece, we look at an 18th-century printed fan. To read about this…

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                        • LOOK>> An Ant Plant

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                          With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. For this installment, we look at a Hydnophytum specimen, one of the ant plants…

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